Cherie Ann Hartman and Joe Lee Howell Jr. were married April 9 on Waialae Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Rev. Karen Russ officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Corrine Hartman of Elkins. She is a 1997 graduate of Elkins High School and a 2008 graduate of Mountain State University with a bachelor of science degree in forensics.
The bridegroom is the son of Joe and Marie Howell of Oak Hill. He is a 1990 graduate of Oak Hill High School and is employed as a senior trooper with the West Virginia State Police in Beckley.
MR. AND MRS. JOE HOWELL JR.
bride is the former Cherie Hartman
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a white satin side draped A-line gown with beaded lace and tiered lace-trim skirt with a chapel-length train. Her bouquet consisted of white plumerias and Oriental Stargazer lilies.
The wedding ceremony was the traditional Hawaiian wedding. The couple exchanged leis and released white doves in honor of their commitment to each other. The couple exchanged vows in front of the children who were present in honor of those who could not be present for the ceremony. The "Hawaiian Wedding Song" was performed by a eukelele player and a hula dancer accompanied.
Photographs were taken by Jimmy Carson and video by Garrett Carson, sons of the Rev. Karen Russ. The second photographic location was at Heaven's Point, a cliff overlooking the ocean.
Kiana Hartman, daughter of the bride, served as the maid of honor and flower girl. Blaine Bishop, son of the bride, served as the best man and ring bearer.
The couple now reside in Bolt.